City Announces Arbor Day Celebration 2019
A plaque honoring the Air Force. The plaques, one for each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, were placed in front of five trees planted during last year’s Arbor Day celebration
The City will be hosting its Annual Arbor Day Celebration Friday, April 26, at Stocktrail Elementary, beginning at 1 p.m.
Arbor Day is a celebration of trees, promoting planting and care. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in 1872 after the State Board of Agriculture accepted a resolution submitted by Journalist J. Sterling Morton. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska.
This year, the city will return to Stocktrail to transplant a Bur Oak tree with a second- grade class, three years since the Wyoming Forestry Division assisted with transplanting trees to city parks during the Stocktrail Elementary rebuild in 2015.
Gillette Mayor Louise Carter-King is expected to give a reading of the annual Arbor Day proclamation.
Following the mayor, a representative with the forestry division will present the City of Gillette with the Tree City USA award for the 27th year, according to a memo sent by City Public Works Director Sawley Wilde.
Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and some U.S. territories on the last Friday in April.